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Alabama Issues Statement Following Tua Tagovailoa's Surgery

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa injured against Mississippi State

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - NOVEMBER 9: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide is helped off the field after being injured on a play in the first half of a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a season-ending injury on Saturday. Now just two days later, the Crimson Tide QB has undergone a successful surgery.

Alabama issued a statement updating Tagovailoa's status following the operation on Monday morning. It appears everything went well and the star player will begin his rehab in the next few days.

"Tua underwent successful surgery on his right hip Monday morning in Houston. The procedure went as planned and he is resting comfortably. Tua��s prognosis is excellent & we expect him to make a full recovery. He will return to Tuscaloosa in the next several days to begin his rehab."

This is fantastic news for Tua, the Tagovailoa family and the Alabama players and fans. Tagovailoa has been a leader for the Crimson Tide over the past few seasons. His elite skill-set and on-field leadership will certainly be missed.

Tagovailoa suffered the season ending injury late in the first half against Mississippi State on Saturday. The Crimson Tide were leading 35-7 at the time of the injury. Head coach Nick Saban is receiving plenty of the blame for the situation. Many felt Saban shouldn't have kept Tagovailoa in the game for as long as he did.

Now, backup QB Mac Jones now takes command of the Crimson Tide offense. Alabama has two regular season games remaining with contests against Western Carolina and Auburn in the Iron Bowl.